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Investors dump power companies on smelter scare

New Zealand shares dropped as Contact Energy, Meridian Energy and the other power companies were sold off sharply on the prospect of the Tiwai Point smelter facing potential closure.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 6:11PM

The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 236.60 points, or 2.1 percent, to 10,853.79. Within the index, 30 stocks declined, 10 rose, and 10 were unchanged. Turnover was $228.9 million, of which Meridian alone accounted for $57.4 million.

The electricity generator-retailers all fell after Rio Tinto, which controls New Zealand Aluminium Smelters, said it was reviewing the smelter's future after rejecting Meridian's ...MORE»

Passive managers reject criticism

Wednesday, October 23rd, 6:00AM  4 comments

Passive fund managers have hit back at suggestions that people with money in passive holdings may not understand the level of risk they are taking.

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Retirement Commissioner: Consider KiwiSpend

Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:00AM  5 comments

Acting Retirement Commissioner Peter Cordtz is lending support to the idea of KiwiSpend – a Government-administered annuity to help people turn KiwiSaver savings into an income.

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Mercer questions sustainability of NZ pension scheme

New Zealand’s pension system has been rated B- and placed eighth in the world in a new index, with a warning that it’s not sustainable.

Monday, October 21st, 6:00AM

The 2019 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index compared 37 retirement systems.

In New Zealand, it looked at the NZ Super, voluntary private pensions and KiwiSaver.

The Netherlands had the highest index value (81.0), and has consistently held first or second position for 10 out of the past 11 MMGPI reports. Thailand had the lowest index value (39.4).

New Zealand rated 70.1.

The report found there ...MORE»

[The Wrap] Millennial investors, KiwiSaver and property investment

Saturday, October 19th, 9:00AM

It was a surprise to see the Retirement Commissioner drop a press release suggesting KiwiSaver should be able to be used to buy investment property.

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Advisers welcome Aegis sale

Friday, October 18th, 6:00AM  1 comment

Advisers are optimistic about the future for Aegis now that ASB has agreed to sell the platform to MMC.

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FE Investments gets ratings boost on capital raise

Friday, October 4th, 8:04PM

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Time for changes to KiwiSaver

Wednesday, September 25th, 3:43AM

KiwiSaver has done well in its first 12 years, but David Boyle only gives it a score of 6.5 or 7 out of 10. In this interview with Good Returns TV he discusses changes he would like to see. MORE»

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Advisers should pass level five with few problems: Hill

Sunday, October 20th, 8:25PM

It’s in insurers’ interests to make sure that advisers are supported through to the new regime, Asteron Life’s executive manager of life distribution, Graham Hill, says. MORE»

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Pepper salts up New Zealand market

Wednesday, October 23rd, 4:36PM

Australian non-bank lender Pepper Money has officially launched in the New Zealand market and says it offers a point of difference from its competitors. MORE»

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New income manager at Milford

Wednesday, October 23rd, 10:58AM

Milford boosts its income team with a new manager to help run its $2.8 billion Milford Diversified Income Fund. MORE»

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FMA: Time to show what KiwiSaver members get for fees

Thursday, October 10th, 6:00AM  6 comments

KiwiSaver providers can expect pressure to show what value they're giving members, after an analysis prepared for the Financial Markets Authority showed they charge higher fees than comparable British funds. MORE»

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